The Chinese government has hidden information about the coronavirus in order to stock up on drugs and medical equipment, reports the Associated Press.
According to the U.S. intelligence report, since the beginning of the epidemic in January, Beijing has sharply increased imports of medical goods, while exports, on the contrary, have been reduced as much as possible. However, Beijing has denied the data.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the coronavirus could start spreading around the world from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan. He threatened to bring China to justice if that version was confirmed.
In addition, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK said that Chinese authorities ordered the destruction of evidence in laboratories and refused to provide samples of the virus to the international community to create the vaccine.